Summer

Iowa State Fair

I finally got around to going through some of the pictures and video from the Iowa State Fair. It was back in August and I’ve been really busy, but I threw together a quick little video that I wanted to share. It’s a pretty big “Ag-centric” fair, but a couple of the things I like are the early mechanization, the motors, and the tractors. This quick video showcases some of that. If you haven’t had a chance to attend, you should put it on your bucket list. They have a “butter cow” sculpted entirely from butter, and a ton of other “uniquely Iowa” displays.

Waukee I-80 Connector

Some of my aerials made it to the Des Moines Register this week! The city has been working on this connector since we moved here over a year ago. We’re looking forward to the convenience of hitting I-80 only minutes away from our home; we are not looking forward to the increase in traffic, but oh well. This area will be home to the new Kettlestone development – Retail shopping, apartments, overall major expansion in our little town of Waukee :

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/waukee/2015/09/04/paving-begins-waukee-road-interchange/71715916/

Here are a few of my aerials taken last week during the concrete pouring:

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Here’s some video from that day.

Iowa Sunsets

I’ve been photographing sunsets lately, mostly HDR with a lot of time in Photoshop. This shot is from last Friday in Adel, Iowa at Penoach Winery; one of our favorite hangouts in the area. We’ve been here for one year now and we love it here. The weather tests us at times, but scenes like this are priceless. The “Only In Iowa” facebook page shared it and the viewers loved it, so I thought I’d post it here. 

Sunset in Adel, IA at Penoach Winery

 

Penoach’s Summer Concerts – Adel, IA

Our favorite local wine stop, Penoach Vineyard & Wineary, hosts a summer concert series on Friday nights. This was our first, and the headliner happened to be The Back Stage Boogie Band! They were great, and the BBQ food truck was the best we’ve had in a while – Adventure Barbecue – Wow! Here are a few pictures from the night, we’ll definitely be back!

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For those of you who haven’t seen fireflies, like us a year ago, here’s a little clip!